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Guardia Jaén outlines price fixing in PAN contracts

He implicated businessman Felix Fernández-Miranda in the irregularities regarding the sale of backpacks to the PAN.

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Businessman Félix Fernández-Miranda has been implicated by former National Assistance Program (PAN) Director Rafael Guardia Jaén in the irregularities regarding the sale of backpacks to the Ministry of Education that was financed by the agency.

Guardia Jaén, in his most recent interview with prosecutors April 17, said that Fernández-Miranda met with Poulett Morales to agree on a price that both would charge the PAN for the backpacks. He said this was done to avoid any discrepancies in the price. Morales has also admitted to fixing the price of the backpacks.

Prosecutors allege that the price fixing led to the PAN overpaying for the items. It is also investigating former Minister of Education Lucy Molinar, who signed the contracts for the purchases.

Fernández-Miranda is a partner of EM-Y-M, S.A., a company which received several millions of dollars in contracts from the PAN between 2009 and 2013, including the lucrative contract to provide the backpacks.

Guardia Jaén revealed to prosecutors in a recent investigation that Fernandez-Miranda is part of a "group" of business owners linked to Roberto Brin, former purchasing director of Super 99 supermarkets, owned by former President Ricardo Martinelli, and a cousin of his wife. the group also includes Aldo Mangravita Fernandez-Miranda, the nephew of Félix Fernández-Miranda who was in charge of distributing the backpacks.

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